Citation

Our Data Our Bodies: Reclaiming Our Data

Author:
Petty, Tawana; Lewis, Tamika; Gangadharan, Seeta Peña; Eubanks, Virginia
Year:
2018

Our Data Bodies (ODB) is a research justice project that examines the impact of data collection
and data-driven systems on the ability of marginalized peoples to meet their human needs. For
the past three years, ODB has been working in three cities—Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit,
Michigan; and Los Angeles California. To date, we have completed nearly 135 in-depth
interviews with residents of these cities’ most historically marginalized neighborhoods. Our
project combines community-based organizing, capacity-building, and rigorous academic
research